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gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
pitfall - hidden danger; concealed trap
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
impuissance - powerlessness; feebleness
studious - given to diligent study
onomatopoeia - words formed in imitation of natural sounds
bastard - illegitimate child
susceptible - impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility
unruly - disobedient; lawless; difficult to control